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BLACKFIELD II

Blackfield

 

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3.69 | 301 ratings

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Quirky Turkey
4 stars I must begin by saying that this isn't prog. Therefore a 4 star rating may seem a little high, but I feel 3 stars isn't worthy enough for such a good album.

The genre of Blackfield II is soft rock and the songs are simple and pretty straight forward; verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, etc. Orchestral strings are always there to emphasize the album's atmosphere and emotion, and of course the album is dominated by different sounding guitars, like acoustic, atmospheric and distorted. The songs are mainly sung by Steven Wilson but hearing 'the other guy', Aviv Geffen is a breath of fresh air. The songs are mainly about emotional depressing things such as break ups. Here are some lyrics to give you the idea:

"...But I wanna die in this moment, I wanna die..." "...Tomorrow you'll be gone and I'll miss you..." "...So find the highest cliff and dive..."

The problems I must address are: The first song sounds too 'pop rock' and the second puts me off due to its 'I wanna die' lyrics. It's disappointing that such a great album begins with two weak songs but the rest make up for it. I especially love the beautiful 'End of the World,' which closes the album. Overall this is a pleasant album for when I feel like a laid-back listening session. I recommend this album. 4 stars.

Quirky Turkey | 4/5 |

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